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News & Awards

News & Awards

URBAN MATTER: 5 Best Diners Keeping Things Old-Fashioned in Chicago, 10/2/2017

VACATIONIDEA: 14 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago, 7/2/2017

EVERYONE IS VEGAN: Five of the Best Places in the World to Grab a Vegan Meal, 3/15/2017

THE CHICAGOIST: The 10 Best Breakfast Sandwiches In Chicago, 2/25/2015

LOVE THIS CITY: Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution: Chicago’s Best Healthy Food, 1/20/2015

THE REAL CHICAGO: Chicago’s Signature Dishes: Tasty vegan shakes and special-recipe wings at Chicago Diner, 1/18/2015

CBS BEST OF CHICAGO: Best Vegan-friendly Restaurants in Chicago, July 30, 2014

CHOOSECHICAGO.COM: Plan your trip to Chicago

WGN-TV MIDDAY FIX: 30 years of vegetarian dining in Chicago

CHICAGO FOX 32 NEWS: Miss Chicago 2012 shows off vegan Thanksgiving

CHICAGOIST.COM:  Sneak a peek inside the new Chicago Diner, 11/21/2012

THE COOKING CHANNEL:  Sweet Americana, 11/11 — 12/23/2012

MEDILL REPORTS:  Chicago vegan restaurants take turkey off the table, 11/13/2012

CHICAGO TRIBUNE:  Miss Chicago talks turkey, or rather no turkey, 11/22/2012

24/7 SECRETS OF THE CITY:  NBC Chicago – Meaty Veggie Time, date

INAGIST:  Lady Gaga visits Chicago Diner, 07/20/2012

TIMEOUT CHICAGO: Localicious at the Chicago Good Food Festival, 03/21/2012

EATCONOMY:  Regardless of if you eat meat or not this place is delicious and it will open your eyes and break down stereo types, 04/18/2012

CHICAGO READER: Three decades of diner grub, hold the meat, 11/17/2011

JEFF EATS CHICAGO:  Turned a skeptic into a believer, 05/27/2011

WGN-TV CHICAGO’S BEST: August 15, 2010

CHECK PLEASE!: group review, 2008

  • Awards

    CHICAGO READER
    Best of Chicago Readers’ Choice 
    Best Vegetarian 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
    Best Vegan Restaurant 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 (runner up), 2010
    Best Wait Staff 2014 (runner up)
    Best Vegan Nosh 2009
    Best Diner 2008

    The Daily Meal
    Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World, 2015

    MICHELIN GUIDE Chicago
    Recommended 2013, 2012, 2011

    VEGNEWS MAGAZINE
    Veggie Awards

    Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant 2011, 2009, 2005
    Favorite Brunch 2005, 2006
    Best Down Home Cookin’ 2005

    WGN TV CHICAGO’S BEST
    Chicago’s Best Vegetarian 2010

    TLC’s BEST FOOD EVER
    Darn Good Diners 2010

    VEGETARIAN TIMES
    Dining Out Awards

    Best Restaurant Midwest 2009

    VEGETARIAN TIMES
    Reader’s Choice Awards

    Best in Midwest: Radical Reuben 2008

    AOL CITYGUIDE
    City’s Best Vegetarian 2008, 2007, 2006
    City’s Best Healthy Dining 2005

    TIMEOUT CHICAGO
    Eat Out Awards

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant 2007

    CITYSEARCH.COM
    Best Healthy Dining 2006
    Best Vegetarian 2004

    ZAGAT RATED
    Vegetarian Tops
    Best Buys: Other Good Values